When the school holidays come around they are normally greeted with delight from the kids but with some trepidation from the parents. For a whole six weeks many parents have to entertain their kids and make sure they are occupied night and day.
Apart from the family holiday it is always a bit of a headache arranging fun things for your kids to do so they do not get bored. If you live in the Kingston area then this blog will give you some great ideas what to do with your little cherubs.
If any of the activities below grab your attention then contact Elite Car Service who are the top private cab company in Kingston and will be happy to arrange all your transport for your days entertainment.
Hampton Court is guaranteed to amaze your kids, and it is also a great educational option also. As well as the stunning architecture there are vast gardens to roam about, you can visit the rooms that Anne Boleyn stayed in not, to mention other great state and formal rooms.
There is the quirky scratch-n-sniff map of the Georgian section that amazingly works and will capture your kids imagination. There is chocolate in one room and the loo in another!
The biggest royal park in London is Richmond Park and the great thing is that it is totally free. Take the kids to the wide open expanses of the park to go spotting for Fallow and Red Deer running together among the trees.
You can even take your own picnic and if you enter through Kingston Gate there is a great children’s play area where you can set up base and enjoy an al fresco lunch.
Some of the shops and markets of Kingston date back almost eight hundred years, they have been just as much part of the town as the magnificent All Saints Church which was founded in 1170.
The markets of Kingston are bustling with people enjoying the bijou shopping and looking for bargains at the many second hand shops. You can see many hand crafted items by local tradesmen alongside period memorabilia all just waiting to be snapped up.
Another great idea is a day out to the Kingston Food Festival which takes place from late July to early August every year. There are a plethora of dishes to sample from local sausages and meats to exotic Asian dishes. You can even try the Chilli Challenge and see if you can take the spice.
There are a number of new and exciting restaurants down by the riverside complex next to Kingston Bridge if you fancy something a little more upmarket.
These are just some of the great things that you can take your kids to during the holidays, just book your transport from Elite Car Service and you are good to go.